BLOG POST SWI 12/07/18
Why Massage Therapy School?
Massage Therapy School vs College
I never used my college degree. There, I said it. Now, I’m not saying I didn’t learn a tremendous deal about myself or the field I studied. But I never worked in the field, and I’m still paying off student loans. Now, I make a great living as a massage therapist, and I love my job. From a financial viewpoint going to a trade school for a year was a more lucrative option. Not to mention a more personally satisfying one.
Trade school is a great alternative to attending a four-year university. Your e ducation there is highly focused, industry relevant, and typically prepares you for employment immediately after graduation. Choosing a trade that is in high demand, like massage therapy, is a direct path to a satisfying career that will support you for many years to come.
Benefits of Massage Therapy School
1. FINISH SCHOOL IN 1 YEAR
The state of MA requires 650 hours for licensure, and you can complete most programs in under a year, and still have free time to study and work part time.
2. AVERAGE PAY IS $30.00-$60.00 PER CLIENT
Many employment opportunities offer 40%-50% commission to massage therapists, as well as the opportunity to collect approximately 20% in gratuities.
3. TUITION RANGES FROM $10,000-$13,000
Average tuition in MA is very affordable and many schools offer payment plans or financial aid. Many massage therapists leave school with little to no debt.
4. START WORKING IMMEDIATELY
Massage Therapy School requires a 100-hour internship in the state of MA; students graduate with experience and are ready to work upon graduation.
5. MASSAGE THERAPY IS IN HIGH DEMAND
As recognized support of health and wellness, massage therapy is now a $ 17 billion industry, and growing.
Improving Touch Education
The opportunities in Massage Therapy offer benefits to both practitioner and the culture as a whole. It’s time we learn how to care deeply for one another, and massage therapy promises an approach to healthier standards in touch education. It’s an approach that includes energetic and emotional aspects of human connection, an education informed by science as well as the robust energy that fuels the human spirit.
In Good Health,
Catheryn, owner, instructor, MA-LMT